80's Bands and Artists



 

Survivor

Survivor


Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s with its AOR sound, which garnered many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best known for its Double Platinum-certified 1982 mega-hit "Eye of the Tiger", the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III (US #1 for 6 weeks). Singles like "Burning Heart" (US #2), "The Search Is Over" (US #4), "High on You" (US #8) and "I Can't Hold Back" (US #13) continued to chart in the mid-1980s.

The band tweaked its musical direction in 1988 with the release of the slightly heavier Too Hot to Sleep, but due to changes in the music industry and shift of popularity towards glam metal bands like Mötley Crüe and Poison, the album barely reached the Billboard 200 in the United States. Because of this, the band split.

Wikipedia contributors. Survivor (band). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. July 11, 2010, 02:40 UTC. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Survivor_(band)&oldid=372836497. Accessed July 24, 2010.